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    Lost my hard drive, how do I force a rescan?

    Hi all, I am dumb and have not been backing up HS. Last night my hard drive died. Hooray! So today I reinstalled HS on a new install and imported from my Z-net controller. Everything seems to have imported but some of the actual z-wave devices did not create their child devices properly. It seems like a rescan should fix a lot of my issues, however I am not seeing how I can kick off a full rescan of everything with HS4.

    Can someone please point me to how I can do this?

    Much appreciation in advance for the help!

    EDIT:

    So I found the rescan and have it running. I now have a list of devices that have S2 security and I have to remove and re add them. If I do this then won't they attain a new z-wave device number and leave the old device number orphaned? Is there a best practice for doing this? The only time I have done something like this was with a failed node.


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    If all goes as it should, when you exclude (remove) a device it’s node number will be deleted from the controller and from HomeSeer along with the affiliated HomeSeer devices. Including (adding) it will create a new device and add it to your Z-Wave controller with a new node ID. Events using the old device will be broken.
    HS4 Pro, 4.2.19.0 Windows 10 pro, Supermicro LP Xeon

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      #3
      Originally posted by chewie View Post
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      EDIT:

      So I found the rescan and have it running. I now have a list of devices that have S2 security and I have to remove and re add them. If I do this then won't they attain a new z-wave device number and leave the old device number orphaned? Is there a best practice for doing this? The only time I have done something like this was with a failed node.
      Don't worry about the orphaned numbers, I doubt there will be that many, but they can be reused once you run out of available numbers (that's unlikely).

      There was a post from some time ago that tells how to go into your editor and edit a *.config or *.ini file (don't remember which) and delete zombie and/or orphaned devices that won't go away. That will delete your routing table but will reassign the z-wave devices ordinally. In your instance, it probably isn't worth the risk.
      HomeSeer Version: HS4 Pro Edition 4.2.19.0 (Windows - Running as a Service)
      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro - Desktop
      Z-Wave Devices via two Z-Net G3s
      Zigbee Devices via RaspBee on RPi 3b+
      WiFi Devices via Internal Router.

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        #4
        Cool, thanks guys. Had to go out of town over the weekend so I am working on this more this week. The upside to this is it is allowing me to completely rethink the way that I had HS setup so that I can move more in the form of reactive automations as opposed to mainly just timers for lights and such. Most of the things I had in HS have been setup much the way they were when I very first got into homeseer nearly 10 years ago.

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